In a stunning post-match interview, Richmond forward Jack Reiwoldt has essentially admitted that the AFL is now nothing more than a high-budget reality television program. Speaking after his team’s impressive win over Melbourne, Reiwoldt said “I hope you all enjoyed the show at home”.
Reiwoldt’s comments somewhat discounted what had otherwise been a very good game of football. Viewers were left to contemplate whether they had just witnessed a keenly contested athletic pursuit, or just another contrived piece of “reality” entertainment, complete with scripted drama, heroes, villains and emotion.
Keen observers were left to lament the days when players took the field purely for goals, points, and to impress footy chicks. Executive Producer, sorry AFL CEO, Gillon McLachlan, was unavailable for comment.